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Valmet Launches Valmet IQ Product Family

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Valmet, Finland, has launched a renewed Valmet IQ product family to pulp and paper industry customers. Valmet IQ is a scalable, online quality management solution to optimize the production processes and the end product quality.
Valmet IQ is designed with the experience of thousands of system deliveries by Valmet over longer than half a century. The renewed solution consists of a quality control system (QCS), profilers, web monitoring (WMS), and web inspection systems (WIS).

"The launch of Valmet IQ Quality Management Solution marks a new milestone in pulp and paper quality management featuring a number of innovations such as online softness measurement for tissue. The new Valmet IQ is a beneficial solution whether our customer is looking to replace aging or obsolete quality control systems or to build up an entirely new quality management solution," said Jari Almi, director, Quality Management Solutions at Valmet.

The Valmet IQ product family features a number of innovations as well as evolutionary product improvements. New first-in-the-market measurements include: an online softness measurement for tissue; a non-nuclear basis weight measurement for pulp drying; camera-based measurements and control for fiber orientation; and a topography-based surface properties and printability prediction. 
The profilers, WIS and WMS are renewed in many areas as well—innovations in air-water spray nozzles for re-moisturizing, fully removable diffuser plate, with advanced steam injection technology, new advanced solutions for improved image quality, detection, and classification.  

The new Valmet IQ user interface with integrated performance reporting takes the user experience to a new level revealing a clear view of the past, present, and the future of the process and product quality through intuitive navigation. It also allows for easy grade management.
The Valmet IQ MD Optimizer brings all process and quality measurements into a single controller for maximizing production efficiency and achieving optimum product quality. Advanced tools for process analysis and adaptive scanning make the life of the operators easier.

All components of Valmet IQ solution are designed to work together. The forward and backward compatibility helps to future-proof the investment and maximize the effectiveness of existing equipment. The products are designed to work seamlessly also with other automation systems and all paper machines regardless of manufacturer. The easy connectivity with any system allows replacements even piece by piece.

More information is available online. 


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